Nashville demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,35316791
Median age34.038.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%41%43%
Speak English83%93%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%
Nashville, TN has a population of 643,771 and is the 25th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,353 per sq mi which is 710% higher than the Tennessee average and 1393% higher than the national average. The median age in Nashville is 34 which is approximately 12% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Nashville, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 51% of Nashville residents were born in Tennessee, 35% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Nashville is 710% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Nashville is 12% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Nashville 62.35% of the population is White.
  • In Nashville 28.04% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Nashville 3.52% of the population is Asian.

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      Nashville population breakdown by race

      Black or African American28.04%16.81%12.63%
      American Indian0.27%0.29%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.06%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race2.39%2.03%3.06%
      Other race3.38%1.38%4.75%
      In Nashville, 10.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Nashville, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).